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Social Work, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
The Master of Social Work program from New York University educates professionals for the pursuit of social justice with an emphasis on direct social work practice that aims to improve bio-psycho-social functioning through helping relationships.


The New York University offers eight ways to pursue your Social Work degree, allowing for flexibility and a range of educational options, plus an exploratory option for those who wish to explore social work without being admitting to a degree program.

Full-time programs:

  • Two-Year
  • Advanced Standing
  • 16-Month Accelerated
  • Shanghai-New York

Part-time programs:

  • 32-Month
  • Extended One-Year Residence
  • Extended
  • Extended Shanghai-New York

Through our impressive range of electives and field placements, it is possible for you to concentrate your graduate education on specific aspects of social work. You can select from our rich and diverse offerings to build a focused portfolio suited to your professional interests.

Students have a total of 5 years from the point of matriculation to complete the MSW requirements. Students have the final responsibility for ensuring that all degree requirements are met. Students cannot enroll in additional courses after they complete the 65 credit curriculum. Consultation with the student’s academic advisor is highly recommended.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice 
  • Practice with Groups
  • Social Work Research 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 32 months
  • Credits
    65 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The completed online application
  • A statement of purpose
  • Transcripts from all college and universities attended
  • Three letters of reference
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8148 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8148 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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